West Coast Wanders: Seattle in 72 hours

I'd expect readers of this blog to have become accustomed to the not-so-hidden food agenda of almost every post I write by now, but nevertheless, I feel obliged to inform you that my experience of The Emerald City was one predominately planned around the needs of the bottomless pit that is my stomach. However, I do … Continue reading West Coast Wanders: Seattle in 72 hours

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Unfinished Business: Return to Canadia

Two winters ago I reluctantly ended my Canadian adventure in the city of Vancouver a place which was quickly awarded the coveted title of My Favourite City of All Time. This is a huge claim, I know, but the fact it consistently appears in the Top 3 Most Liveable City list says it all. Having ended my trip … Continue reading Unfinished Business: Return to Canadia

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London Food Month: Night Market Nosh

June is already a distant, hazy memory. The entire month flew by in a blur of incessant feasting, with eateries in every corner of the capital embracing the Evening Standard-endorsed London Food Month. In hindsight, I think I spent the entire 30 days nursing a constant case of savage food sweats, as sunshine and street … Continue reading London Food Month: Night Market Nosh

17 Things All Vietnamese Kids Do…

After teaching the equivalent of a small Asian army over the last few months and then discussing the little rascals over hard earned after-school bia hois with other TEFL-ers, I've come to realise the kids here in Hanoi have a few things in common when it comes to classroom behaviour... 17 Things All Vietnamese Children Do … Continue reading 17 Things All Vietnamese Kids Do…

Photo Diary: A Recap of 2015

I think I can say with confidence that I've been pretty lucky this year. I have managed to visit 7 amazing cities, crossing a number of places off my travel list in the process. Somehow I have managed this while maintaining a full time job and tending to my savings. Prioritising my travels over more frivilous … Continue reading Photo Diary: A Recap of 2015

Calgary: My Top Five Faves

Tomorrow afternoon I will finally be heading into the Rockies to start my new job in Lake Louise, but, for the last three nights I have been hanging out in Calgary, Alberta. Although I will admit I have spent the majority of the past 72 hours lounging around my hotel room desperately trying to ween my … Continue reading Calgary: My Top Five Faves